Shoulder pain with overhead movements
Pain in the shoulder when using the arm overhead such as in racket sports and swimming can be acute or chronic. Swelling can cause pain on overhead movements but frozen shoulder or a painful arc can also produce this pain. Pain when reaching or throwing can be due to a tear of the labrum (cartilage) or from damage to the ligaments, tendons, muscles or bones. A bursa can become impinged and inflamed on tasks overhead and cause a shooting or burning pain.